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Updated A.Y. 2019-2020

I. Overview
The course intends to make students familiar with the basic concepts of law though a comprehensive introduction to the Italian legal system, the European one and the global environment. The structure of the legal systems and legal orders, as well as the fundamentals of public law, will be analyzed. The course will offer a deep knowledge of fundamental rights regulation and protection, administrative law and procedures, legal regulation of economics and public finance.

II. Course content and structure

Issues of methods in legal studies
The Legal Systems: Civil and Common Law
Origins and features of the Nation-State
International Public Law
Legal orders relationships: a) the European Union legal system
Legal orders relationships: b) the European Convention of Human Rights
Legal orders relationships: c) the Global arena
Fundamental rights and freedoms (I)
Fundamental rights and freedoms (II)
The Constitutional State: sources of law
Patterns of constitutional review of the legislation
Forms of government
Federalism and regionalism
Administrative law and administrative agencies: a) rule of law
Administrative law and administrative agencies: b) administrative proceedings
Administrative law and administrative agencies: c) remedies
The regulatory State

III. Assessment

Learning outcomes are assessed through class participation (20% weight), a written exam (40% weight), and an oral final exam (40% weight). 

Detailed content in the syllabus